subtherapeutic(redirected from subtherapeutically)
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Below the dosage levels used to treat diseases: subtherapeutic feeding of penicillin to livestock.
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subtherapeutic(sŭb″thĕr-ŭ-pūt′ĭk) [″ + ″]
1. Less than adequately treated.
2. Taking a drug with a blood level below a desired treatment range. Patients using warfarin for atrial fibrillation, for example, have subtherapeutic anticoagulation when their international normalized ratio (INR) is below 2.0.
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